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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response

Future Student Information

Updated: September 17, 2020

Information on this site may change frequently and without notice. Please check back often.

Students should direct additional questions not addressed on this site to Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@wright.edu or Graduate Admissions at wsugrad@wright.edu.

We look forward to welcoming you to Wright State University!

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COVID-19 Protocol

In addition to other protocol in place, face coverings are required to be worn in public spaces by all students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Wright State University. Any exceptions must be documented.

Please email or otherwise contact your health care provider immediately if you have health concerns related to COVID-19.

Undergraduate Admission

Wright State is accepting applications for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021. For Fall 2021 Priority Admission, apply by November 1. You can also apply to Wright State using the Common Application.

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Apply for Free

Students applying for undergraduate admission—whether direct from high school or transfer—can now apply for free!

ACT/SAT Optional

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on testing centers across the nation, Wright State University is temporarily making ACT and SAT test scores optional for undergraduate admissions. Students are still encouraged to take these tests if and when they are available near them.

Campus Tours

To protect the health and well being of our community, we are currently only offering online campus tour presentations. These presentations happen Monday–Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sign up for a virtual campus visit.

Don't want to wait? Take video tours through campus, explore different buildings on our virtual tour, learn more about the colleges that house our majors, and see why it's great to be a Raider right now on our on-demand virtual tour site.

As always, your health and safety are our top priority. Wright State will continue to monitor the pandemic in partnership with Greene and Mercer County Public Health Departments and will comply with state safety restrictions and mandates as they evolve.

Graduate School Admission

Wright State is accepting applications for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. Application deadlines may vary by program.

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Standardized Admission Tests

The following graduate programs are waiving standardized admission test scores (GRE/MAT) until further notice:

  • All College of Education and Human Services graduate programs
  • All College of Engineering and Computer Science master’s programs
  • Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. program
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences master's program (for U.S. bachelor’s degree holders only)
  • Electrical Engineering Ph.D. program
  • Engineering Ph.D. program (this will be effective for future admissions for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021)
  • Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program

Some other programs are provisionally admitting new applicants for one semester until test scores can be provided, and/or treating test scores on a case-by-case basis. Please consult with the specific program to which you intend to apply if you have questions regarding test scores.

In the Classroom

Classrooms are deep cleaned at least once per day by the cleaning staff. Cleaning solution, paper towels, and hand sanitizer are available in the classrooms.

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear face masks in campus buildings unless they have a documented accommodation from the Office of Disability Services. Faculty must wear a face covering while teaching. The university is following CDC recommendations, and those state that a face shield does not provide as much protection as a mask does. As such, face shields may not be used in place of a face mask.

To maintain social distancing, stickers will be placed on the floors outside of classrooms to help students know where to stand when waiting outside of the classroom. Inside the classroom, facilities staff have removed extra seats and rearranged the furniture to allow appropriate physical distancing. View the adjusted classroom capacities.

Academic Support

The Division of Student Success will be available to support your academic and career needs. Advising, tutoring, math and writing centers, career services, and placement testing will be provided in a virtual format. Visit the Student Success Services website for updates and more information.

Dining on Campus

Dining is operational, but with an added level of safety and security. Students are still able to visit campus dining locations, order a hot meal, and sit down and enjoy. Below is a list of safety features we have put into place:

  • Floor stickers to encourage social distancing
  • Plexiglass shields at all ordering locations and registers
  • Signage to encourage handwashing and face masks
  • Mandatory mask wearing
  • Hand sanitizer station at entrances
  • One way in and out
  • Mobile ordering, which reduces time spent in the dining locations
  • Limited seating
  • Limited occupancy
  • Frequent cleaning of all high touch locations, e.g., Soda fountain machines
  • Removal of all self-service options like salad bar, yogurt bar, etc.

While Hospitality Services is doing everything they can to ensure dining safely, students are encouraged to take their meals to go. Students can also use the GrubHub app for convenient on-campus mobile ordering to reduce the time spent in the dining locations.

For locations, hours of operations, menus, specials, and more, please visit the Hospitality Services website.


Students must display a valid parking permit when they park on campus; parking enforcement will remain unchanged and citations will be issued to those who do not display a valid permit. This includes both commuter and resident permits.

Re-opening Dates

As university services and facilities establish re-opening dates and times, that information is updated on the facilities section of the coronavirus response site. Days and times are subject to change. Locations will have limited capacity to accommodate physical distancing requirement, so you are still encouraged to conduct business online as much as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I meet with an academic advisor?

    Yes! You are always welcome to connect with an academic advisor. Please visit the Academic Advising webpage to find the email address for the college you are interested in. If you are undecided about your future major, email uc-advisors@wright.edu.

  • How can I meet with a financial aid advisor?

    Financial aid, along with student billing, registration, and records, are housed in our one-stop center, RaiderConnect. RaiderConnect advisors are available to meet with you by phone or web-based video appointments. Please email raiderconnect@wright.edu or call RaiderConnect at 937-775-4000 and leave a detailed message. Messages will be returned as soon as possible.

  • Will campus housing be available?

    Residence Life and Housing has space available in each residence community and is still accepting applications for campus housing at wright.edu/housing. Residents will move back to campus August 20–23, by appointment. Classes begin August 24. Each resident will have a single bedroom, to enhance personal safety, in both residence halls and apartments. An effort will be made to assign roommate requests as suitemates or neighbors.

    Note that public health and state mandates will be adhered to, which may affect some campus housing options. Please visit the coronavirus housing update page and regularly read your Wright State email for updates.

    Schedule your move-in appointment

  • How do I apply to take classes at Wright State and transfer them back to my school?

    Students who attend another college or university, may apply as non-degree seeking students at wright.edu/apply. Create an account and choose the answer to the educational goals question: I am interested in just taking a few classes

    Recent high school graduates who want to take classes at Wright State and then transfer them to another university, need to complete the full application process and should choose the answer to the educational goals question: I am interested in earning an associate or bachelor’s degree.

  • Is there an application fee for undergraduate admission?

    You can apply for free. We want to eliminate barriers that may prevent you from pursuing success at Wright State, including making our application process free.

    Visit Undergraduate Admissions.

  • Are campus visits available?

    We are pleased to offer you our online admissions presentation Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These real-time online presentations will be led by admissions staff who will answer your questions and guide you through the process of becoming a Raider. Following the presentation, you’ll enjoy a virtual tour of campus.

    Learn about online presentations.

    Register here.

    Want to explore right NOW? Explore our campus and learn about majors and campus life without leaving your home.

    Check out our video tours and virtual campus tours here.

  • How can I explore Wright State’s majors and colleges and get my questions answered?

    Explore your future major and get to know the Wright State University college that houses it by watching a pre-recorded Spotlight presentation. Individual recordings are available for Business, Nursing and Health, Science and Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science, Liberal Arts, and Education and Human Services.

  • How can I tell if an online course has set meet times or no meet times?

    Most Fall Semester course offerings will use remote delivery. Starting November 25, all in-person classes will move to fully remote delivery for the remainder of the term.

    In the coming weeks, WINGS Express will update, indicating the mode of delivery of the course:

    • Fully remote/no set time
    • Fully remote/set meet time
    • In-person only
    • Flexible delivery, students can participate in person, remotely with live video conferencing, or via recording and other remote activities. For some courses, students will alternate attending in person and remotely, in order to accommodate social distancing.

    In the updated schedule, students should look at the “Time” and “Days” columns to determine if or when their fully remote class has set meeting times. If the listing states TBA, the format is flexible, allowing students to do their work on their own schedules.

    Read more details here.


  • Will tuition be reduced?

    Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all hard, Wright State University remains committed to offering its students and families the same affordable, high-quality education as it always has. Wright State has never differentiated tuition pricing between in-person and online instruction. This was true before the COVID-19 pandemic and it is still true today.

  • Will housing and dining rates be different for Fall Semester?

    Housing and dining rates have remained unchanged. Due to the apartment rates remaining unchanged from last year and free upgrades to single rooms in the residence halls (a $700 per semester upgrade), all housing residents will enjoy an excellent value for the same price. The university elected to keep meal plan rates the same as last year, even though there have been price increases for food, as well as added costs incurred to implement safety protocol precautions. As much as possible, the university is committed to absorbing these additional expenses and not passing those onto the students through additional fees.

  • Will students need a parking pass for Fall Semester?

    Students will be expected to display a valid Fall Semester 2020 parking permit when they park on campus; parking enforcement will remain unchanged and citations will be issued to those who do not display a valid permit. Parking permits for Fall Semester 2020 will be sold at a reduced rate of $48, instead of the regular rate of $95. This includes both commuter and resident permits. Additionally, students may park in any non-reserved staff, faculty, or student spot on campus.

  • Who can I contact with additional questions?

    For parent and student questions regarding the Wright State response to COVID-19, please call or text Student Advocacy and Wellness at 937-260-0167. You can also submit a question.